Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

Massachusetts

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker's level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Massachusetts with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Massachusetts 1,063,039 692,170 145,337 93,746 47,673 84,113 943,238 664,796 87,966 774,766
1 116,773 73,271 17,516 10,513 5,141 10,332 99,805 68,320 9,583 81,886
2 115,429 72,182 17,658 10,280 4,650 10,659 99,167 67,981 9,248 80,493
3 103,398 66,702 14,924 9,043 4,149 8,580 90,217 62,907 8,348 74,330
4 109,909 71,510 15,294 9,462 4,924 8,719 96,906 68,067 8,887 79,941
5 92,705 59,009 13,632 7,771 4,071 8,222 82,767 57,625 7,232 65,196
6 110,887 75,295 12,527 10,232 5,475 7,358 102,751 74,526 9,993 84,615
7 107,905 74,597 12,173 9,518 5,225 6,392 100,709 74,199 9,330 84,520
8 68,231 39,622 14,060 5,128 2,408 7,013 54,200 35,049 4,173 44,027
9 104,471 67,793 13,863 9,486 4,615 8,714 93,749 65,732 9,076 76,737
10 133,331 92,189 13,690 12,313 7,015 8,124 122,967 90,391 12,095 103,021
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash assistance program that provides monthly payments to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Table 2. Number of recipients of federally administered SSI payments in Massachusetts and total monthly payments, December 2004
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Massachusetts 168,858 44,174 3,944 120,740 79,345 16,446 1,928 60,970 62,816 47,657
1 18,905 3,236 483 15,186 8,993 981 227 7,783 7,544 3,540
2 21,489 3,796 476 17,217 10,342 1,267 244 8,831 7,838 4,131
3 16,510 4,016 355 12,139 7,604 1,351 167 6,084 6,488 4,357
4 16,629 4,771 416 11,442 7,338 1,558 212 5,566 7,035 5,189
5 17,253 4,215 407 12,631 8,376 1,648 188 6,540 5,856 4,550
6 12,292 3,561 297 8,434 5,644 1,381 143 4,120 4,715 3,826
7 11,568 3,853 324 7,391 5,193 1,452 155 3,585 4,455 4,142
8 29,707 10,283 596 18,828 14,815 4,526 315 9,973 9,582 10,966
9 14,849 4,157 317 10,375 6,869 1,558 154 5,156 5,156 4,465
10 9,656 2,286 273 7,097 4,165 720 117 3,327 4,147 2,491
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.
b. Includes recipients in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Northern Mariana Islands.